St Patrick's Pooches - Dog Training Tips
Irish Setters are smart, loyal family pets who crave affection and activity, so if you can’t provide both, you might want to consider another breed. They are distinctive with their flashy red coat, which does shed freely. Keep this breed challenged with lots of outdoor play and plenty of cuddles, and these Celtic charmers will be your best friends.
With their slightly shaggy fur and larger build, you’d be forgiven for thinking that any dog breed with ‘wolf’ in it would be fearsome and fierce. The truth is, Irish Wolfhounds are loyal, friendly, and one of the oldest breeds in the world. Dating back over 5,000 years, the breed’s been around more than long enough to make us all fall in love with it.
Irish Water Spaniels
These are great family dogs with their friendly nature and thick, curly coat. This hypoallergenic breed is suitable for people who are allergic to dogs, and the breed loves water making them a fun addition to any trip to the beach or lake. They are an active dog, so be prepared to enjoy spending time with them swimming and other outdoor activities.
Lurchers are believed to have been bred for hunting, when the British banned the Irish hunters and farmers from having any other ‘reputable’ breeds. The Lurchers of today are just as quick and clever as their ancestors, and they’re just as adorable.
Irish terriers are long, lean, and have a wiry coat that perfectly matches their sometime abrasive personalities. It’s not that they’re not friendly, but rather it’s their super-competitive and ‘go-go-go’ nature that makes them a real handful to train. This breed will benefit from a dedicated, authoritative trainer to unleash their good behaviour.